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Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups


I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup.

Top 5 Realities Of Being An Early-Stage Entrepreneur

YFS Magazine

There are five realities about being an early-stage entrepreneur that no one can escape.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

The good news is that he is all about helping early-stage startups. Early-stage startup. Lean startup.

UT at Austin Professors Present Early-Stage Pharmaceutical Startups


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The StARTup Studio put on by the Innovation Center at the University of Texas at Austin had a decidedly pharmaceutical focus during its January presentations. Austin

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs


The good news is that he is all about helping early-stage startups. Early-stage startup. Lean startup.

Early stage startups should have a financial model

The Equity Kicker

Startup general interestAnd it didn’t have any mistakes. The other part of the story is that I’m a bit of a modelling geek myself.

The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

Early Growth Financial Services

I often write about the best strategies for startup fundraising or how to manage startup financing and optimize for growth. Equally important, is an area many startup founders don’t always prioritize: choosing the right service providers and understanding the value they can bring, especially to an early-stage startup.

4 Popular Types Of Office Spaces For Early-Stage Startups

YFS Magazine

Culture Workspaces commercial office coworking Office Space shared office space workspaces

The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC

Both Sides of the Table

What stage? I sorted out pretty early that lawyers were a great source of deal flow. We are judging how well you are coached on stage.

10 Finance Tips for Very Early-Stage Startups

Early Growth Financial Services

So your company’s in its very early stages. You don’t need many “bells and whistles” at this stage in the game, but you do want to set up a system that is easy-to-use and that is built to grow with you. In the early stages it’s especially important … Continue reading → Early Stages

Primer On Funding Trends for Early-Stage Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

The good news is that he is all about helping early-stage startups, the hard part for entrepreneurs is figuring out what it takes to play.

Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

Part 2: Early-stage Regional Venture Funds. What’s Missing Is Early Stage Capital. Regions are missing early-stage capital.

Why Early-Stage Startups Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capitalist Barry Schuler explains the most common ways new companies flop or fizzle

Great Early Stage Startup Behaviors Limit Scaling

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors often say that successfully navigating the early stages of a startup requires lots of street smarts, guts, and luck.

The two reasons early stage investors should be active investors

The Equity Kicker

I’m writing this post to get my thoughts straight. This is, in fact, a trend that has been underway for some time. Uncategorized Venture Capita

Metrics for Early-stage Mobile Apps


Have been talking to many “mobile app” entrepreneurs of late, and one question I get consistently is around how they should think about metrics for mobile apps, to gauge early traction, and with an eye on first round of investors. conversion to next stage of funnel is low), and then fix those to optimize the funnel.

Web Summit – Top 50 Hottest Early Stage Startups In The World

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

250 startup companies set up base in the conference halls, eager to share information, seek investors, and attract potential customers. Zoobe.

Early Stage Marketplace Investing


One of our Launch Capital staff, Ed Coady, pinged me the other day regarding marketplaces and asked me how does one find the next big marketplace startup at the seed stage. In stark contrast, there are practically no posts written on how to evaluate and pick the next big marketplace at early stage when there is no traction.

The Top 10 Sources of Early-Stage Money

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These investors are the most active financiers of early-stage startups. Well, there’s friends and family. million. Only 2.7

Early-Stage Startups Need Friends, Family, and Fools

Startup Professionals Musings

If you set around quietly waiting for someone you know to offer you money to fund a startup, you will probably have a long wait. Don’t be one.

5 Recruitment Tips For Early-Stage Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to hiring the best engineers, competition is fierce. Here''s what you should do to attract their attention

Why Early-Stage VCs Should Be Careful About Intros from Bankers

Both Sides of the Table

What stage? I sorted out pretty early that lawyers were a great source of deal flow. We are judging how well you are coached on stage.

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I challenge any entrepreneur, for example, to define the difference between "seed-stage" and "early-stage" financing.

3 Emails Every Early-Stage SaaS Should Be Sending Right Now

Software By Rob

The emails I’m highlighting here are easy to set up and pack a punch – ideal for early-stage products. StartupsMe neither.

The evolution of early stage investing in the UK

The Equity Kicker

Two developments have changed the face of startup investing in the UK in recent years. Startup general interest

(First Annual?) List of Go-To Early-Stage Service Providers in the NextView Ventures Boston Portfolio

Genuine VC

Although these startups are very diverse businesses themselves, they face similar requirements (especially in that they’re currently all in the seed to Series B range of company stage). Recently, we surveyed our Boston-based NextView portfolio Founder/CEOs asking them about which service provider firms they’ve been using.

The first question early stage startups should ask themselves

Start Up Blog

When we being our journey into a new startup we get excited by the possibilities of what we are about to build.

8 Ways To Get Off The Ground With Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Simplicity is preferred at this stage. In today’s world, if your startup is not visible on the Internet, you haven’t started yet. alone.

The 7 (mostly free) tools Product Hunt used to build its early-stage community

The Next Web

The post The 7 (mostly free) tools Product Hunt used to build its early-stage community appeared first on The Next Web.

3 useful tips to help your early stage startup acquire paying enterprise customers

The Next Web

A lot of noise is being made lately about the trend that venture money is flowing away from consumer startups and flowing into enterprise startups.

How important is a video pitch to investors for an early stage start-up?


There is no one thing (aside from integrity) that is an absolute, and what you need to have when fundraising for a startup will depend to some extent on how you are managing your funding process. Power Pitches Gust pitching pitching tips Startup Funding video pitchoriginal post can be found on Quora @ : [link] *.

Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups

Startups. Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups. Data Collective has already made 46 investments from its first fund, which it calls “comparable with other seed and early stage funds” (Ocko and Bogue wouldn’t reveal fund size.). Video.

Considerations for Early Stage Startup Opportunities in SaaS and Cloud Computing

UC Berkeley

Considerations for Startups. New startups have to keep several trends — and some long-standing concerns — in mind when creating solutions.

3 Things Big Brands and Early-Stage Companies Can Learn from Each Other

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's not just big business that needs to take a page from the startup book. There's plenty early-stage businesses can glean from enterprise

Are balance sheets or profit and loss statements necessary to produce for early stage startups with no revenue?


Invested Interests balance sheets entrepreneur funding investors loss statements profit statements revenue startup Investors absolutely need to know the specific financial status of a company before they invest, because they are going to be part owners of the business.

Connecting The Dots: Mergers Of Early-Stage Startups


I have been involved in more than a dozen startups and reviewed plans or advised dozens more. Looking for other startup fanatics?

Business Development for Early Stage Startups

This is going to be BIG.

struck in the early days where newspapers would put a little “Tag this article” widget at the end of every story, and in return, they’d get a feed of the keywords used to take the articles, which helped them on search and ad targeting. I find that first time CEOs often find themselves doing two things, neither of which is productive.

Bringing design thinking to early stage investment

The Equity Kicker

This graphic comes from a post on Venture Village about design thinking for startups but it should apply equally to investment companies.

Starting Up: How to Set Up Your Startup Infrastructure

Early Growth Financial Services

First off, what do we mean when we say startup infrastructure? … Continue reading → Early Stages

Microsoft Seeks to Increase Investments in Early-Stage Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The tech giant wants to find companies that will boostits most important products